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Libraries Enrich Our Communities, Empower Individuals

Libraries serve as a valuable resource for millions of residents in both rural and urban areas. In New York state there are more than 750 libraries. They are usually centrally located in communities and function both as a free and public space for...

April 13, 2018
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State Budget Continues to Burden Taxpayers

The 2018-19 New York state budget has passed. As has become an Albany tradition, the budget was passed in the early morning hours having been for the most part negotiated by what is known as “four men in a room” – the Governor, the Speaker of the...

April 6, 2018
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State Park Investments Continue; Local Clean Up Days on the Horizon

In recent years, the state has made significant investments in our state parks. Specifically, additional funding has assisted in improvements at parks statewide and includes everything from playground equipment, entryways, beach areas, trails, and...

March 30, 2018
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Clean Energy Standard Good Public Policy

“The Clean Energy Standard is good public policy and the result of a lot of hard work, a local grassroots effort, and a multitude of people who understand the value of having nuclear energy both in our community and a part of our state’s energy...

March 28, 2018
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More Transparency Needed to Improve Economic Development Programs

As was widely reported, earlier this month Joe Percoco, a former top-aide to Governor Cuomo, was found guilty of three corruption-related charges. While corruption convictions of state officials, sadly, are nothing new, the Percoco conviction was...

March 23, 2018
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